Posts Tagged ‘STEM education’



Nature’s Density

What is Density? Density is how much ‘stuff’ is packed into a particular area. For example, if we have 13 balls in a box and we have the same box with 27 identical balls inside it. We say the box with 27 balls has higher density than the box with 13 balls. Density is a […]

Bang in a Bag

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

Bag Stab & Polymerization

A plastic bag is made of polymers, long chains of individual molecules called monomers. When a sharp pencil pierces the bag the polymer chains separate without breaking. The chains of molecules then squeeze tightly around the pencil creating a seal that prevents it from leaking. Polymers find use in our everyday life, from water bottles and Tupperware to tires for automobiles. The word […]

MEDIEVAL ENGINEERS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CATAPULT

A catapult is a lever, a stick or beam, propped up by a fulcrum, the pivot point. The catapult magnifies your force to throw an object. So, you do not need as big of a force to propel a large object, but the larger the force, the farther it goes. In ancient times, catapults were […]

Sizzlin’ Science Summer Camps

Many of the schools and organizations who choose to book summer programs with us, continue to book year after year. This may be a result of the benefits that teachers and parents see when their students are involved in summer learning programs. Studies suggest that students lose roughly a month of learning during the summer. […]

Summer Learning Loss

Summer is fast approaching, and our eye is on the important topics. What is the true cost of all the time spent away from the classroom? How can we continue to stimulate and inspire bright young minds, in a way that feels fun and exciting to both kids and parents? Research shows that students that […]

25 Years of Prioritizing Education

The focus on education is ever increasing. In our technological, fast paced world, the focus on providing a well-rounded, ample education is critical. To develop into intelligent, innovated adults, the foundation of education must be engaging and copious. Lifelong success begins early. Studies have shown that children who enter the K-12 system unprepared rarely catch […]

25 Years of Slime

In recent years, the slime trend has taken the internet by storm. There are over 13 million posts with #Slime on Instagram! This trend has even been responsible for glue shortages at craft stores around the world! High Touch High Tech brought slime to students 25 years ago! We were the original slime makers! How […]

Celebrating the Contributions of Black Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers

Black History Month is celebrated each February, recognizing the role that African Americans have served in U.S. History. Generations of African Americans faced relentless adversity and their achievements often went overlooked. Many African American scientists, inventors, and engineers developed inventions that helped to advance human history and to make our lives healthier and happier. Let’s […]

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

When you hear the word milk what do you imagine? A cold glass of white, opaque liquid waiting for you to drink; maybe dip a cookie in.  The milk you probably picture comes from a cow, but milk can come from many different animals OR be plant-based. Milk doesn’t always equal dairy.  Milk technically is […]